Titan Of The Plaintiffs Bar: Bob Clifford

By Sindhu Sundar (September 26, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT) -- When famed Chicago injury litigator Philip Corboy lectured a civil procedure class at DePaul University's law school in 1974, one student saw an irresistible opportunity. Bob Clifford tailed Corboy to his office and asked him for a job — a brassy move that spawned his career as one of the country's foremost aviation injury attorneys.

Clifford became Corboy's protege at the firm Corboy & Demetrio in the late 1970s, helping him win large settlements for victims of airline disasters that occurred near O'Hare International Airport. When he broke away in 1984 to found his own personal injury practice, Clifford Law Offices,...

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